Don’t Judge Me And My Friend Larry

I had been used to the stares by now. By now I even ventured out into the great unknown of society and beyond my comfort zone of the darkness of the movie theatre. I had grown tremendously since that Wednesday in May now knowing that I will never be that person who entered the hospital that…

How Do You Thank Someone That Changed Your Life

Thanking someone for something can be in a form of verbal expression, a gift or public acknowledgement. Going out of your way to do something for another person out of the goodness of your heart shouldn’t have the requirement of automatically doing something in return. There shouldn’t be an expectation of receiving something. You do…

What’s Wrong With That Lady

When I was cleared to go enter the real world and have some sort of the escape known as a day pass, I was ecstatic. I had to learn how to get in and out of a vehicle safely and master stairs. Conquering surfaces with carpet had to be the worst feat of all. My…

Happy 27th.

On January 13th I turned 27. I thought it would be like any other birthday that I’ve had. It wouldn’t feel like anything has changed. Before I felt like age was just a number and it doesn’t define you or hold you back from what you are trying to pursue or accomplish in life. Those…

Mirror Mirror: A Look At My Physio Exercises

As many of you know, I have been an adventurer in the health care system for quite some time. For me, that means treatment in and out of the hospital and other health care facilities. To regain function in my left hand, I have done many exercises, many, many exercises. I was willing to do…

Reflecting on 2015

2015 has been quite the year. Many things have happened, both good and bad. Tonight we enter into a new year. Every New Years Eve I always think that it feels like any other night has passed, another “time to just get dressed up and maybe have one to many drinks”. As I have gotten…

Translating What Is In My Brain

Words are powerful things. They are entities that can change the path of your life. They can have an everlasting imprint on your soul. The choice of words and approach that someone uses when telling you something can impact you forever. All in all, words are a powerful thing.  They hurt more coming from people…

Why I Can’t Look At My Wedding Photos

I got married on July 25th, 2015 in Chatham, Ontario. It was a hot summer day with the rain luckily holding off until everyone made it into the reception venue. I married my best friend and my soul mate. It was a beautiful ceremony and we were surrounded by family and friends, some of which…

Taking the Walker for a Test Drive

Walking. It’s fun. It gets you places. You can go fast or you can go slow. You can kill bugs doing it. You can go alone or even walk with friends. I never knew how much I would take it for granted until I couldn’t do it anymore (well half do it, my left side…

Woman’s Best Friend

What happens when you are crying uncontrollably, can’t leave the house and want to hide under the covers all of the time? There is one thing or someone that you can always count on to brighten your day. Your puppy. He at least needs you to crawl out from under your fortress of comfort and…